These thugs are giving us a bad name
“Labour MP smashed in face with brick by motorbike thug”, read the headlines over and over again.
Now I don’t wish to be picky (obviously, I do), but what the headline should have said was something along the lines of: “Labour MP smashed in face with brick by a thug, who just so happened to be riding a motorbike, but he’s most definitely not a motorcyclist in the true meaning of the word!”
Point is, these people are thugs not motorcyclists. The rising crimewave – especially in London – is appalling and the police are getting seriously concerned about the vicious attacks that are making most Daily Mail readers quiver in their Hush Puppies (see page 6). But the knock-on, negative effect it’s having in motorcycling must be tackled... by all of us.
Write to your local (or national) paper and ask them to write factually accurate headlines, tell your friends that most motorcyclists are lawabiding, throroughly upstanding (most of the time) pillars of the community.advise and support youngsters who have the potential to get into bikes and grass up the thugs who just so happen to ride motorbikes and do really evil things. ANDY CALTON